Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dressing up plain pillowcase dresses...

I recently read a blog where the woman had adorned her plain pillowcase with a cute fabric stencil.  I have been anxious to try it and so recently bought some simple stencils and a bunch of fabric paints.  Then my daughter and I set out to paint some cute things on some solid colored & plain pillowcases.
Kaeleigh helps with the stenciling
They were really easy to do!  We just put a piece of cardboard between the layers, taped the stencil to the dress and used a stippling paintbrush to apply the paint.  Carefully peel off the stencil, dry flat for 4 hours and it's washable after 72 hours.

Finished, they are much more interesting and cute!

Purple butterflies on light pink pillowcase dress

Light pink flowers & dots on a chocolate colored pillowcase

Orange flowers on a denim colored pillowcase dress
Yellow and green flowers on purple dress
Cute right?  Usually I have been adding a coordinating ribbon to the hem of the dress, but for a change, I like the fabric paint.  This would work well too for hiding a small stain on a pillowcase or fabric.

Let me know what you think about these.  I always love to hear feedback.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love it!!! And so many possibilities!

  2. Just wanted to say I had a great time today! I really enjoyed the activity and the friendly spirit of everybody there. Whenever you need help with another one, here's my email: Thanks again!